North American Life Insurers’ Inflation Shielding Looks Strong: Analysts
September 20, 2022 by Allison Bell
In a normal bad economy, North American life insurance and annuity issuers should do well.
Analysts at Fitch Ratings give that assessment in a look at how they think the world’s insurers might do in a world where government banks around the world are pushing up interest rates in an effort to hold down prices.
Analysts at Fitch and its competitors help lenders and insurance buyers decide how strong insurers are. The ideas that go into their ratings affect how much insurers have to pay when they issue bonds, and how much they can charge for the life insurance policies and annuities they sell.